OED Appeals: Bellini

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Thu Oct 4 11:56:05 UTC 2012

Requested noun (cocktail) earlier than 1965.

Venice Observed, Mary McCarthy (1956) page 19 col. 1 (confirmed on paper):
Harry's Bar has a drink called a Tiziano, made of grapefruit juice and champagne and colored pink with grenadine or bitters. "You ought to have a Tintoretto," someone remonstrated, and the proprietor regretted that he had not yet invented that drink, but he had a Bellini and a Giorgione.

 Stephen Goranson

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